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CSPAN
Oct 22, 2012 7:00pm EDT
are six 15-minute segments, the same format used for the first debate. bob schieffer will open with a question, the candidate will have two minutes to respond and then an exchange between the two nominees. here's a look at the topics for tonight's debate as selectioned by bob schieffer. beginning with america's role in the world, followed by what he is calling our longest war, afghanistan and pakistan. then the so-called red lines, israel and iran, a changing middle east, followed by the new face of terrorism and concluding the 90-minute debate with the rise of china and tomorrow's world. the next hour and a half we're going to preview what to expect from lynn university. as always, we want to hear from you. our phone lines are open. the question we're asking -- what would you ask if you were posing questions to president obama and governor romney? 202 is the area code, 737-00016789 our lines for those supporting the president and 202-737-0002 for those supporting governor mitt romney. undecided voters, 202-628-0205. you can also weigh in on our face book at facebook.com/c-span and on
CSPAN
Oct 3, 2012 7:00pm EDT
the screen. if you will tweet about the debate, use the hash tag #cspan2012. we may use your comments on air. our question for this program -- what would you have if you had the chance to ask? this is a domestic policy debate. you can send our thoughts on the question you would most like to ask on our facebook page. facebook.com/cspan. the moderator is jim lehrer of pbs. the debate is structured into a series of 15 minute questions, many focusing on the economy. the economy gets the first half of the debate, with questions 1, two, and 3. then they move on to the topic of health care, which has major economic impact, the role of government in our society, and the final segment will be on the governing cells of the candidates. jim lehrer can assign the final questions. there was a coin toss to decide who would take the first question. president obama has won that and will take the first question. we would like to involve you in the process and talk about this important debate, what you will be looking for from candidates, whether or not you have already made your decision. most particul
CSPAN
Oct 11, 2012 7:00pm EDT
-scenes labor. someone who knows about all the behind-the-scenes is joining us tonight. he's the gop co-chairman of the presidential debate commission and has been in that role since the commission was founded in 1987. thanks for being here. so many questions i want to ask you. let's just start with centre college itself. how is it that have come to host two vice-presidential debate? >> they are one of only four schools in the country who have hosted more than one debate. this is their second. we go through a process where we send out a request for bids ahead of time. there were one of the schools that put in a bid to host the debate this time. we have a team that goes out, lighting, sound people, etc., and the secret service involved. we finally get down to deciding if we can do something geographically. we like to do one in the west, one in the south, one in the midwest, and one in the northeast. we knew them, the secret service knew the school. they did such a good job 12 years ago, we are just delighted to be back here. >> so much has changed in 12 years, not just in the country but
CSPAN
Oct 16, 2012 7:00pm EDT
-span. we will begin our evening with janet. she joins us inside the hall. give our viewers a history of the town hall format. >> the format was initially tried in 1992 at the university of richmond. it was a brand new format we tried for the first time then. we have done one town meeting ever since. these town meeting participants you will see tonight are committed -- uncommitted voters. they are selected by the gallup organization using telephone surveys. they are here to ask questions of the candidates. >> new york historical has gone democrat in the last several elections. how do you ensure that they do not lead -- lean toward the democrats? >> the editor of the gallup poll is the person in charge of a barrel -- very thorough and professional regime to make sure they do a good blend of people in terms of their preferences, the fact that they do intend to vote, and we would like to get a good blend of ages, a mixture that would represent the interests of the american public. >> we look back in the first debate in 1992. it seems like there were 200 questionnaires. not all of
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